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creatively. >> that's really the slap in the face. >> reporter: but the san jose police officers union questions the timing as the department faces low moral, a high homicide rate and a dwindling force. >> we have six officers leaving this week. bringing our force dwindling down to less and less every day. it's kind of odd timing that this would be the item that we reach out to residents on. >> reporter: tonight we asked some san jose residents what they thought about the mailer. >> i think they do an excellent job. i don't think they have anything to fear, really. >> do you think you will notice it? >> no i will probably just throw it away. >> if there is a concern. i think citizens just typically just complain without having to be prompted. >> reporter: on the flip side the auditor says if you want to compliment an officer you can do that by going to the san jose police department's home page. reporting live in san jose, maureen naylor, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> one oakland leader now speaking out about that deal announced yesterday to keep the police department out of federal receive
were meeting tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. to decide what to do. >>> meantime, the union representing workers at the port of oakland says its members are freed to ratify a four yearcontract. the deal comes after more than 500 workers walked off the job last month. it includes a $3,500 signing bonus for each employee. the union says the next step is to provide it to the union of port commissioners for approval. >>> in washington state, at least one business owner wants to take advantage of the marijuana law for recreational use. a bar owner in olympia has a private room upstairs where cigarette smoking is allowed. with not many people showing up, frank is hoping pot smoking will improve his bottom line. >> i have no customers. to bring in another type of a person to come in my establishment it is plus for me. >> local lawmakers are trying to anticipate what federal authorities might do. among the options, the u.s. could sue the state and try to prevent legal marijuana growing or selling. or try to cut funding, similar to states in the 1980s, to raise the minimum drinking age. >>> men low park
. service was restored at about 1:00 p.m.. >>> in san francisco tonight people gathered in union square to light an enormous menorah on this the first night of hanukkah. the menorah was a gift from the late music produce bill graham. people from around the world took part in tonight's celebration. >> this is the past place to to credibility hanukkah. . >>> one east bay city is bracing for a showdown over medical marijuana. >>> a defensive lineman for the dallas cowboys is arrested and the charges he faces in the death of a fellow teammate. >> it shows the power of on- line media and what is changing. >> owner has a right to get their voice out. >> the owners of a now shuttered restaurant fight back against yelpers and the move they took that has a lot of people talking of . >>> growing medical marijuana outdoors could soon become illegal in concord. new at 10:00 ktvu's eric rasmussen is live with the new recommendation and the case that sparks it. >> reporter: david it all started after we did a story about a backyard grow in october now this report from city staff is recommending a
from the highway patrol before filing charges. >>> a settlement with striking union workers. an eight day shut down at the nation's busiest port likely cost billions of dollars, but shippers are on the road again. managers can only outsource 14 jobs in the next four years if people retire or leave the port. >>> there were tears as a contra costa county law enforcement officer pleaded guilty to stealing. he made a point of apologizing to one person in particular. >> reporter: a few months ago on his way to court. welsh was the former head of the contra costa county enforcement team, or c net. now he's behind bars. >> norm welch did serve the public in an honorable way for quite a number of years. and then he did go bad, and there's no denying that. >> reporter: he admitted to several crimes, including conspiring to steal and distribute marijuana and methamphetamines. seen here in court, welch also said he took part in phoney sting operations, where he stole more than $10,000 from prostitutes, along with their cell phones. >> he has to live with himself every day, with the shame of disa
the european union was awarded the noble peace prize for promoting peace and human rights in europe. the award is not without its critics. some say the eu contradicts because it relies on military force. >>> after seven days of balloting it seems that users lost the ability to vote on policy. voter turn out needed to be at least 30% to keep the policy in place. fewer than 700,000 votes were cast instead of the 300 million that were needed. facebook is expected to make an official announcement sometime tomorrow. >>> it didn't take long for twitter to get over its break up with instagram. which allow instagram photos to be views on twitter. you can still include an instagram message on those pictures. >>> when to expect rain coming up in your complete bay area forecast. >> a reminder that you can get ktvu news to go. just download the ktvu app. click the live icon and watch all of our newscasts live on your mobile device. you need safeway sugar for just $1.97. and that magic thing that makes everyone want another -- only $2.99 for challenge butter. and when hands get messy, quite surely they'll
for the sheriff's office after an objection from the american civil liberties union. records obtain bid the aclu of northern california show sheriff greg ahon received bids for the drone back in august with the stated purpose of intelligence gathering and surveillance. >> we have nothing yet on paper that will bind the sheriff impose written and personal safeguards and mechanisming to prevent public abuses. >> to think we would go an use an unmanned aerial system for civilian surveillance is inaccurate. >> reporter: ahern says the surveillance would be used primarily for search and rescue. a vote is now expected early next year. >>> president obama appears to be winning support for his plan to raise taxes on the wealthy to help deal with the so called fiscal cliff. ktvu's rita williams reports on the court of public opinion and why it may not be enough. >> reporter: what do you think? will the president in congress send the country plunging over the fiscal cliff. >> i don't think they'll reach it. i don't know what they will do then. >> i am hoping and praying they do. come together. >> i am hop
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